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DOJ preparing antitrust probe into Google search and business practices, report says

05/31/2019, 08:05 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly preparing an antitrust investigation into Google's search and related business practices, with the probe coming years after the Federal Trade Commission closed its own probe into the internet giant with no tangible results.

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People profiles immigrant iOS app developer ahead of WWDC

05/31/2019, 07:05 pm

Ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next week, People magazine on Friday published a brief profile of Alex Paul, an iOS developer who immigrated to the U.S. at age 19 and now teaches coding to minorities at a specialized nonprofit education center.

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Qualcomm has a clear appeal avenue over FTC antitrust ruling

05/31/2019, 10:05 am

Qualcomm stands a chance of reversing an antitrust ruling handed against the chip producer earlier in May, legal experts suggest, after the publication of an opinion piece by an FTC Commissioner offered arguments for why the decision was wrongly made.

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Beats Powerbeats Pro now on sale in UK, France, Germany

05/31/2019, 07:05 am

Powerbeats Pro, Apple's all-wireless earbuds for those with an active lifestyle, have gone up for preorder in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, almost a month after the Beats-branded audio accessories became available to purchase in the United States.

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Parental control apps stricken from App Store demand screen time API from Apple

05/30/2019, 10:05 pm

A number of developers whose parental control and device management apps were pulled from the App Store have joined forces to pressure Apple into releasing a specialized API that allows access to screen time data without impinging user privacy.

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MacBook Pro catches on fire, demonstrating potential danger of batteries

05/30/2019, 02:05 pm

A Reddit user has shared pictures of his 2015 MacBook Pro that burst into flames, practically demonstrating what stored energy and flammable electrolyte can do if a battery is damaged.

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Sonnet updates RackMac mini, MacCuff mini mounting systems for latest Mac mini models

05/30/2019, 12:05 pm

Accessory producer Sonnet has updated its RackMac mini rackmount enclosure and MacCuff mini security mounting bracket for the Mac mini, revising the designs to better fit the newest models, and to help more effectively cool the holstered hardware.

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Apple profiles new & veteran app developers to promote WWDC 2019

05/30/2019, 11:05 am

Looking to drum up publicity ahead of WWDC 2019, which begins June 3 in San Jose, Apple on Thursday profiled two different people attending the conference at different stages of their career.

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New Hampshire man bitten by rabid bat hiding in iPad case

05/30/2019, 10:05 am

An elderly man in New Hampshire found an unpleasant surprise lurking in his iPad case as he sat down to read the news -- a rabid bat.

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Apple Maps car spotted mid-route in Italy, being cleaned

05/30/2019, 09:05 am

A vehicle used by Apple to capture images for Apple Maps has been spotted in Italy, with a pair of operators reportedly fixing a problem with the on-vehicle camera system in the middle of one of its journeys on Tuesday.

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Apple Pay Express Transit arriving in London in next few months

05/30/2019, 07:05 am

Apple Pay's Express Transit will be heading to the United Kingdom's capital in the coming months, after Transport For London advised it is working with Apple to integrate the time-saving feature into the London Underground and the rest of the city's public transit system.

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Huawei files motion to toss ban on US government purchases

05/29/2019, 05:05 pm

Huawei on Tuesday night petitioned for summary judgment in a lawsuit against the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which blocked U.S. government agencies from buying its products.

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Apple's first Latin American flagship store to open in September, construction well underway

05/29/2019, 03:05 pm

Originally scheduled to open its doors in early 2019, Apple's first Latin American flagship store is back on track for unveiling in an upscale Mexico City mall later this year after undergoing a major redesign to consolidate two stories of floorspace into one.

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Amazon shrinks Echo Show with new $90 5.5-inch model

05/29/2019, 11:05 am

Amazon has revealed a new model in its Echo product lineup, with the Echo Show 5 being a compact version of the original screen-based assistive device, this time equipped with a 5.5-inch display and a low price tag of $90.

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Apple Card expected to earn Apple $1B annually with minimal risk to Apple

05/29/2019, 09:05 am

Apple Card could earn Apple $1 billion dollars in revenue within a few years of its launch, analysis of the upcoming credit card suggests, with the service likely to be "almost pure profit" to the iPhone maker while partner Goldman Sachs handles the vast majority of the risk and its operation.

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Qualcomm requests stay to antitrust ruling as it seeks appeal

05/29/2019, 12:05 am

Qualcomm in a filing on Tuesday asked Judge Lucy Koh to temporarily hold off on the enforcement of provisions outlined in an antitrust ruling handed down last week, arguing remedial action could irreparably harm the company's licensing strategy as it prepares an appeal.

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Apple comments on AirPods' environmental impact, touts recyclability

05/28/2019, 08:05 pm

A searing article that lambasted Apple over the "disposability" of its hugely popular AirPods earbuds seemingly struck a nerve. The company recently agreed to speak publicly on the matter and in doing so revealed details about its AirPods recycling program, which costs recyclers more to process than can be extracted from the device.

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True Tone and white balance may be controlled by an iPad's backlight in future

05/28/2019, 11:05 am

Future iPhones and iPads may offer the True Tone functionality in hardware rather than software, with Apple suggesting the backlight of a display panel could use a combination of colors to provide the perfect illumination for the screen that matches the ambient light of the user's environment.

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Honey I Shrunk the Chips: How die shrinks help make processors more powerful

05/27/2019, 03:05 pm

As companies like Intel and TSMC plan future processors and chip designs that use extremely small scale production processes, AppleInsider takes a moment to explain what die shrinking is, how it can benefit everyone involved, and how it's now an extremely difficult feat to perform.

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Australian teen hacker escapes jail term for accessing Apple's corporate network

05/27/2019, 07:05 am

An Australian teenage hacker who accessed Apple's corporate network and downloaded gigabytes of internal data has been spared a custodial sentence, and has been urged by the court to use his skills for good and not for further criminal behavior.

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